Dictionary.com

fingertip

[ fing-ger-tip ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌtɪp /
Save This Word!

noun
the tip or end of a finger.
a covering used to protect the end joint of a finger.
adjective
extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.: a fingertip jacket.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Idioms about fingertip

    at one's fingertips,
    1. close at hand; easily or immediately available.
    2. at one's command or disposal, as recall of factual information: He has the answer at his fingertips.
    to one's fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly: She was a politician to her fingertips.

Origin of fingertip

First recorded in 1835–45; finger + tip1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use fingertip in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fingertip

fingertip
/ (ˈfɪŋɡəˌtɪp) /

noun
the end joint or tip of a finger
another term for fingerstall
at one's fingertips readily available and within one's mental grasp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for fingertip

fingertip
[ fĭnggər-tĭp′ ]

n.
The extreme end or tip of a finger.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK